Livingston Parish Republican Women's Annual Clay Shoot fundraiser

Jeremy Jeansonne reloads his gun during the Livingston Parish Republican Women's Annual Clay Shoot Fundraiser at Riverside Sporting Clays on Friday, Sept. 14

WATSON -- Shots were fired at Riverside Clay Sporting Goods — about 8,000 of them.

But these shots rang for a good cause.

Twenty four-man teams tested their shooting skills and accuracy while raising money for the Livingston Parish Republican Women during the organization’s annual clay shoot fundraiser on Friday, Sept. 14.

For three hours in the woods behind Lucky Magnolia Truck Stop and Casino on a sunny morning, the sounds of gunshots filled the air as 80 participants tried to shoot down flying — and sometimes rolling — round clay targets.

Each team, which had to pay $600 to participate, made stops at 15 stations throughout the 180-acre plot at Riverside Sporting Clays, and each shooter was allowed 100 shots.

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Livingston Parish Republican Women's Annual Clay Shoot fundraiser

Shards of a clay target fall from the sky in front of a shooter during the Livingston Parish Republican Women's Annual Clay Shoot Fundraiser at Riverside Sporting Clays on Friday, Sept. 14

Of the 20 teams that participated in the clay shoot, Team “Campaign for Jeff Hughes” — comprised of Roy Murphy, Supreme Court Justice Jeff Hughes, Omar el-aazami and Kevin Killingsworth — finished on top.

The annual clay shoot is one of the main fundraisers of the year for the Livingston Parish Republican Women (LPRW), which meets on the first Monday of every month at Big Mike’s Sports Bar and Grill in Denham Springs.

The next meeting will be from 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. on Oct. 3.

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